Thompson slugs fourth home run of the season for PLU
The junior third baseman pushed his batting average to .319 after 29 games, a big improvement on the .211 he hit in 38 games last season.
That makes him a strong candidate to win comeback player of the year in the Northwest Conference. His turnaround has been staggering and impressive.
“I learned to relax, I guess,” he told me. “This year I kind of just let myself go. I just go up there and hit. I’m not thinking too much. I’m not putting pressure on myself. I’m just playing my game.”
Thompson, of Dimond High fame, went 2-for-3 with his fourth home run of the season in today’s 9-2 win over Puget Sound in NCAA D3 action in Washington.
He went 5-for-15 with 5 RBIs in the four-game series.
Thompson leads PLU in doubles , homers  and RBIS .